Saturday, 16 June 2012

Apothecary Blues...

Hi there,

I spent some time last night doing lots of colouring and cutting for this week's Colour Q and Freshly Made Sketches challenges.

I turned the sketch on its side so I could use this gorgeous image from Apothecary Art...

I don't know if you can tell from the photo but I stamped the image three times: one I trimmed around the frame, another I coloured with an aqua brush and ink pads and cut out the wreath, and on the other I stamped the sentiment and cut out the banner. The banner and wreath were layered on the label with dimensionals for a paper-tole effect (time consuming but the results are worth it!). I added some Night of Navy buttons with pearls in the centre to finish things off.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Apothecary Art
Ink: Stazon, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade
Paper: Confetti white, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Beau Chateau dsp
Tools: Scallop trim border punch, Labels Framelits dies
Accessories: Night of Navy buttons, pearls

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


  1. Beauriful. I have that stamp and die set. You have inspired me to use it.

  2. Beautiful card, Amy, love the way you used the colors this week and the stamp set! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing you card.

  3. Wow .... This is stunning Amy ... I love the blues ad yur cutting is amazing!

  4. This is gorgeous Amy. The focal image is so beautifully colored and looks fantastic the way you have it layered. Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  5. Beautiful card, Amy! That's some amazing cutting - you have a lot more patience that me! Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a beautiful card! Such an amazing job you've done with the colouring and cutting! Love the colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Fabulous! I can only imagine how long it took you to da all of that fussy cutting!!
    Great job. :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ!

  8. Wow---your cutting is fabulous, not to mention your coloring as well! Just gorgeous! Thanks for playing with us this week at the CQC!

  9. The fussy cutting was well worth it, love the added pearls on your buttons! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  10. Super beautiful card Amy! Perfect use of the CQ colors...hugs ~S~

  11. Beautiful card! You're right the results are worth it.

    Ter ;) Canada